Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its electric crossovers because of wheel bolts that can become loose, causing the wheel to come loose.
It is seen as a blow to the Japanese automaker’s efforts to roll out electric cars.
The recall concerns the automaker’s bZ4X crossover, which went on sale two months ago.
Toyota is investigating the cause of the problem.
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“Until the cure is available, no one should drive these vehicles,” the company said in a statement.
The global recall is as follows: 2,200 were destined for Europe, 270 for North America, 112 for Japan and 60 for the rest of Asia.
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The affected cars were manufactured between March and June.
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Toyota plans to have 30 EV models by 2030, and expects to sell 3.5 million electric vehicles worldwide that year.
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With rising gasoline prices and concerns about inflation and the war in Ukraine, the demand for electric cars is expected to grow.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.